Chinese tech giant Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) opened its DigiX Lab worth $40 million in Singapore. It is the first regional center in the Asia Pacific built to support developers for technological development and business collaboration, and growth.

Huawei's DigiX Lab is Only the Beginning

The said center will be a channel for the developers to test their skills when it comes to VR and AR and create software concerning AI enhancement, Huawei application, and other technological improvements.

In a report by Yahoo Finance,  Director of Asia Pacific Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Shane Shan said that HMS is headed towards empowering the skills of the developers and their collaborators to form a digital-friendly future.

Shan added that what DigiX LAb offers is a vast learning pool of tools that will help the developers to be successful in product innovation. Moreover, the director pointed out that the company is focused on strengthening its ties with its partners so it could expand an evolved culture of technology across the region.

Since Huawei was banned in the United States in 2019, the activity prompted the company to strive hard and later form its own Huawei Mobile Services. Through this, Huawei will not be relying anymore on Google services when it comes to launching applications.

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The Singaporean lab situated at Changi Business Park was home to developers who hailed from the Asia-Pacific region, including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hongkong, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Furthermore, it was the second lab that Huawei opened worldwide. The first one was in Germany. The training is still ongoing, so the progress of learning will continue as technology advances.

Huawei's Smart Cloud Solutions for Cars

Indeed, what Huawei experienced in the U.S. was difficult for the company. Since the Chinese conglomerate was suspected to be a spy of China, the American punished the company by blocking its access to its smartphones.

According to Gizmo China, the company saw this as a stepping stone to focus on other areas of improvement. Specifically, the company now launched its own Huawei HMS intended for cars.

In 2020, the rotating chairman of Huawei, Guo Ping, revealed that the company is negotiating with the automobile giants for HMS utilization.

In line with this, Germany-based automotive marque Mercedes plans to implement HMS on their cars, particularly the 2021 Mercedes Benz S-Class. It was later confirmed by Huawei's Consumer Business Group CEO, Yu Chengdong.

Furthermore, Yu promoted that their company brags a fast app service that enables the car users to immerse in various features including entertainment and leisure like gaming, video viewing, reading, and even listening to audio.

The CEO assured that the HMS will be premium support for the cars by providing its consumers a top-class application while driving.

Some applications that could be used are Bilibili, Lychee, and SF Express. They are featured on the screen so the users will have the freedom to open an app and use it. In the future, it is expected that Huawei will be releasing more apps to meet the users' demands, and most importantly, for an expanded array of options.

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